USEFUL MAPPING LINKS: updated 25th Jan 2016
Kanetix Cartography Resources Interesting links about cartography past and present. Added 19th April 2013. Link kindly provided by Sue Long
Memory Map: An App available for both Android & Apple iphones updated 21st May 2012
Some notes from Ken Dowling who spotted this when following up on Geoff Peck's info below : " I replaced OziExplorer with Memory Map a few years ago simply to have access to seamless Vicmap topo maps. OziExplorer has far more functionality but my main use is simply to validate my GPS files before importing into OCAD and also just to get broad brush info on an area I intend to, or am, mapping. (btw I see Ozi is releasing seamless maps about now).
Memory Map developed apps for iPhone and Android and having got past BETA, I decided to give it a whirl on my Android. I was staggered at the quality of the maps that came with the download and that was at 1:250k! I then copied my PC MM 1:50k map data of VIC across to the Android and was blown away. So fairly much in line with Geoff's experience. Memory Map software is free to download (if it isn't in Google Market yet then follow one of the links in this article). What you buy is the map data although a range of small scale maps are free. I can run my licensed data on 2 PCs and 2 smartphones - numbers vary with map sets I think.
I hadn't thought of it for mapping as I am used to the simplicity and quality of my GPSrs. But I will definitely give it a whirl alongside my best GPSr and compare results for track logs and waypoints. So thanks for the idea Geoff. I will report back."
GPS in SmartPhones. Not all equal. Some further notes
from Ken Dowling about using Smartphones as a GPS
MAPPING HOMEPAGE FOR ORIENTEERING AUSTRALIA This site is hosted by Orienteering Australia and contains basic resource information on making orienteering maps.
This link updated Jan 2016 following earlier update of OA sitesite.
AUSTRALIAN ORIENTEERING MAPPING GROUP A forum for Australian Orienteering mappers to share news and knowledge established 23rd April 2011
IOF MAPPING COMMISSION A most interesting site which contains, among other things:-
Links to the ISOM 2000 & ISSOM mapping standards. This includes both viewable and downloadable versions. Just click on the ISOM 2000 button once you connect to the website. View the latest updates re Mountain Bike Orienteering maps.
OCAD Web Site This site contains lots of useful information and other links.
OCAD Australia..new April 2012 Represented in Australia by Ken Dowling
LAND AND MAPS This site is hosted by the Dept of Environment and Heritage in South Australia. It includes useful information about mapping resources
MAPSPORT Set up by Ken Dowling. Some useful information on the use of non-Garmin GPS units as well as other mapping related topics. Recently updated with considerable information regarding map printing.
USING APP "Bit Map" with ORIENTEERING MAPS on IPHONE or IPAD: See http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/bit-map/id337172542?mt=8
"I've done some research and it seems that both iphone and
ipad have fairly accurate GPS chips inside, some claim more accurate than some
Garmins. It IS possible to load 'custom maps', regrettably not KMZ files yet,
but JPG which need to come with a UTM reference to 'align' with the GPS. Some
claim it works really well. I will investigate further and report ...Just
thought I'd let you know that it IS possible to use an iphone to help with
MAPPING SERVICES & CONTACTS in AUSTRALIA:
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Mappers available for hire in Australia: